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Tx-Pan American, Fayetteville State and Bethune-Cookman take Minority Collegiate Golf Titles

May 7, 2006

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The University of Texas-Pan American captured the Division I standings of the 20th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with a
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Kyle Tudi from the University of Texas Pan-Am was Division I Men Medalist during the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
Championship team total of 13-over-par 877. Bethune-Cookman College of Daytona Beach, Fla., made a move towards the top of the standings and finished in second place, 10-strokes behind the Broncs. Jackson (Miss.) State University, who started the round in second place, fell to third place with a Championship team total of 49-over-par 913.

Kyle Tudi, a sophomore at the University of Texas-Pan American, held off the late charge of Phillip Watkins of Tennessee State University in Nashville, to be crowned the Division I individual standings medalist. Tudi led throughout the Championship and turned in a final round score of 2-under-par 70, for a Championship team total of 2-under-par 214. Watkins, the only other player in Division I to complete the tournament under-par, finished in second place for the second consecutive year, one-stroke behind Tudi.

“The front nine was up and down with bogies of Nos. 3 and 5 and birdies on Nos. 4 and 8,” said Tudi. “On the back nine, I birdied Nos. 13 and 16. Then, I hit a good iron shot on No. 17 to about 20-feet and 2-putted for a par and finished my round with another par on No. 18 after missing a short putt. This is my first win of the season and I am very excited to end the season on a positive note.”

Fayetteville (N.C.) State University takes homes the Division II title with a
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1st place winners (Division II men) Fayetteville State University: (L-R) Coach Raymond McDougal, Terry Barber, Brandon Smith, Brent Snipes, Ian Milne and Derek Scott
three-day total of 78-over-par 942. Lincoln University of Jefferson City, Mo., finished in second place with a team-total of 86-over-par 950, while North Carolina Central University in Durham, improved from their fifth place finish last year to finish in third place overall.

Junior Ian Milne of Fayetteville State University came from behind and carded a final round 3-over-par 75 to win the Division II individual standings over by two strokes over teammate Derek Scott and Rodolfo Gamino of Lincoln University.

“I played great today and knew coming down the stretch that I had a very good chance so I felt good coming in,” said Milne, who won the CIAA Spring Championship in April. “I am ecstatic because both the team and I came back this year and did what we planned to do - win first place after finishing in second last year.”

In the Women’s Division, Bethune-Cookman College prevailed as the Champions over the three-time defending champion Lady Broncs from the University of Texas-Pan American with a Championship team total of 97-over-par 961. This is their 5th win in the past nine years. Hampton University in Va., the 1999 Champions, finished in third-place.

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Bethune-Cookman College won 1st place in the Womens Division: l-r: Asst. Coach Jack "Cy" McClairen, Becky Dowell, Nikeda Cooks, Maria Dunne, Fern Grimshaw and Coach Dr. Gary Freeman.

Maria Dunne of Bethune-Cookman College fired a final-round 7-over-par 79, which was good enough to hold onto her lead and win the Women’s Division individual standings over teammate Fern Grimshaw, who began the round one-stroke out of the lead and shot a 11-over-par 83 today.

“Grimshaw and I were neck to neck the entire round and I am delighted to win this tournament for the first time in my three visits at PGA Golf Club,” said Dunne, who won the 2005 Bethune-Cookman College Classic this past December. “I hit a lot of greens, but did not capitalize on any of the putts, which was a bit frustrating. Overall, I am thrilled with my performance this past week and it is the perfect way to cap off my successful college career.”

In the NAIA Division, Johnson & Wales University of North Miami, Fla., the only team participating in the newly formed division, was the only team in the entire Championship to turn-in a three-day total under-par with 14-under-par 850. Freshman Brad Valois of Warwick, R.I., who started on the back nine, fired the lowest round-score of the Championship, 8-under-par 64.

“I was on fire the last five holes today as I chipped in for birdie on No. 2, made a 12-foot putt for birdie on No. 3, made a 25-foot eagle putt on No. 4, and sank an 11-footer for birdie on No. 5,” said Valois, who starting playing golf at the age of 13. “This is the lowest round that I have recorded this year and I am very happy with the way I played the last two rounds in particular.”

Rick Stewart of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, recorded an 8-over-par 224 to win the Men’s Independent Division over Juan Ronderos of Bethune-Cookman College.

Freshman Deztany O’ve Jackson of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., carded a Championship total of 97-84-91-272 and captured the Women’s Independent Division over Ryen Williams of Alabama A&M University.

Approximately 125 contestants from 28 colleges and universities, representing 14 countries comprised the field for the 20th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. State Farm Insurance and The Golf Channel have combined to produce a one-hour Championship highlight program, which will air on July 6, 2006, at 6 p.m. EDT.

The 20th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
PGA Golf Club - South Course
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
May 5-7, 2006


Division I
University of Texas Pan-American288-299-290--877 +13
Kyle Tudi 69-75-70-214 -2
Shane Pearce 71-75-72--218 +2
Craig Berger 74-74-73--221 +5
Jeff Hensley 75-76-75--226 +10
Colin Norris 74-75-81--230 +14

Bethune-Cookman College 302-295-290--887 +23
Carl Corbin 77-74-71--222 +6
Rhys Lindquist 76-77-70--223 +7
Stefan Strandland 75-74-75--224 +8
Sean Edey 83-70-74--227 +11
Dan Venema 74-85-83--242 +26

Jackson State University299-305-309--913 +49
Raul Cortes 74-71-74--219 +3
Wilbert Lynn 73-71-79--223 +7
Michael Bailey 74-79-78--231 +15
Rodney Mundia 78-84-82--244 +28
Kurtland Ware 85-84-78--247 +31

Tenneesse State University 311-311-302--924 +60
Philip Watkins 76-68-71--215 -1
Lawrence Larson 77-80-76--233 +17
Chris Almroth 84-80-77--241 +25
Mark Gruber 74-90-84--248 +32
Adam Gruber 90-83-78--251 +35

Southern University 311-325-309--945 +81
Lee Njoroge 76-79-71--226 +10
Dustin Thompson 76-78-79--233 +17
Patrick Phillips 82-80-80--242 +26
Wayne Birch 77-88-79--244 +28
Suhail Vally 86-89-81--256 +40

Savannah State University 307-330-310--947 +83
Jon Lehman 79-78-73--230 +14
Riley Baxter 74-83-76--233 +17
Matt Long 76-83-82--241 +25
Billy Daly 85-86-79--250 +34
Zac Gelow 78-86-88--252 +36

South Carolina State University 330-311-317--958 +94
Cory Jozeflak 83-78-77--238 +22
Robert Biggers 82-77-82--241 +25
Aaron Robinson 85-77-79--241 +25
Trevor Pleasant 86-79-79--244 +28
Kellen Miller 80-89-NC--NC

Hampton University 332-334-332--998 +134
Justin Martin 75-82-77--234 +18
Adam Clayton 82-86-83--251 +35
Christopher Frazier 90-78-88--256 +40
Dominic Dinkins 87-88-98--273 +57
Jared Williams 88-101-84--273 +57

Grambling University 343-337-334--1,014 +150
Devon Raymond 78-76-77--231 +15
Brandon Williams 80-79-80--239 +23
Willard Edwards 86-91-82--259 +43
Joseph Brisco 99-91-95--285 +69

Division I Individual Standings
1 Kyle Tudi University of Texas Pan-Am 69-75-70--214 -2
2 Philip Watkins Tennessee State University 76-68 -71--215 -1
3 Shane Pearce University of Texas Pan-Am 71-75-72--218 +2
4 Raul Corte Jackson State University 74-71-74--219 +3
5 Craig Berger University of Texas Pan-Am 74-74-73--221 +5
6 Carl Corbin Bethune-Cookman College 77-74-71--222 +6
T7 Wilbert Lynn Jackson State University 73-71-79--223 +7
T7 Rhys Lindquist Bethune-Cookman College 76-77-70--223 +7
9 Stefan Strandland Bethune-Cookman College 75-74-75--224 +8
T10 Lee Njoroge Southern University 76-79-71--226 +10
T10 Jeff Hensley University of Texas Pan-Am 75-76-75--226 +10
12 Sean Edey Bethune-Cookman College 83-70-74--227 +11
T13 Jon Lehman Savannah State University 79-78-73--230 +14
T13 Colin Norris University of Texas Pan-Am 74-75-81--230 +14
T15 Devon Raymond Grambling State University 78-76-77--231 +15
T15 Michael Bailey Jackson State University 74-79-78--231 +15
T17 Riley Baxter Savannah State University 74-83-76--233 +17
T17 Dustin Thompson Southern University 76-78-79--233 +17
T17 Lawrence Larson Tennessee State University 77-80-76--233 +17
20 Justin Martin Hampton University 75-82-77--234 +18
21 Cory Jozeflak South Carolina State University 83-78-77--238 +22
22 Brandon Williams Grambling State University 80-79-80--239 +23
T23 Aaron Robinson South Carolina State University 85-77-79--241 +25
T23 Robert Biggers South Carolina State University 82-77-82--241 +25
T23 Matt Long Savannah State University 76-83-82--241 +25
T23 Chris Almroth Tennessee State University 84-80-77--241 +25
T27 Patrick Phillips Southern University 82-80-80--242 +26
T27 Dan Venema Bethune-Cookman College 74-85-83--242 +26
T29 Trevor Pleasant South Carolina State University 86-79-79--244 +28
T29 Rodney Mundia Jackson State University 78-84-82--244 +28
T29 Wayne Birch Southern University 77-88-79--244 +28
T29 Rodney Mundia Jackson State University 78-84-82--244 +28
33 Kurtland Ware Jackson State University 85-84-78--247 +31
34 Mark Gruber Tennessee State University 74-90-84--248 +32
35 Billy Daly Savannah State University 85-86-79--250 +34
T36 Adam Clayton Hampton University 82-86-83--251 +35
T36 Adam Gruber Tennessee State University 90-83-78--251 +35
38 Zac Gelow Savannah State University 78-86-88--252 +36
T39 Christopher Frazier Hampton University 90-78-88--256 +40
T39 Suhail Vally Southern University 86-89-81--256 +40
41 Willard Edwards Grambling State University 86-91-82--259 +43
T42 Dominic Dinkins Hampton University 87-88-98--273 +57
T42 Jared Williams Hampton University 88-101-84--273 +57
T44 Joseph Brisco Grambling State University 99-91-95--285 +69
Kellen Miller South Carolina State University 80-89-NC--NC

Division II
Fayetteville State University 310-320-312--942 +78
Ian Milne 73-81-75-229 +13
Derek Scott 74-79-78--231 +15
Brent Snipes 81-81-79--241 +25
Brandon Smith 87-79-85--251 +35
Terry Barber 82-94-80--256 +40

Lincoln University 326-312-312--950 +86
Rodolfo Gamino 77-78-76--231 +15
Dan Frost 82-77-76--235 +19
Keith Ware 85-78-80--243 +27
Aaron Murphy 85-79-88--252 +36
Matthew Cromer 82-91-80--253 +37

North Carolina Central University 328-341-325--994 +130
Brian Demby 84-78-79--241 +25
Dustin McCrary 86-83-85--254 +38
Mark Clayton 88-89-83--260 +44
Chris Winters 79-91-91--261 +45
Steve Wright -- WD--157

Morehouse College 323-337-336--996 +132
Jordan Heath 74-85-83--242 +26
Esquire Ward 84-83-79--246 +30
Ed Hills 79-84-87--250 +34
Steven Wooten 86-85-87--258 +42
Sean Means 102-104-101--307 +91

Benedict College 343-343-345--1,031 +167
Galen Aldrich 78-84-75--237 +21
Timothy Warren 84-89-83--256 +40
George Shears 91-84-94--269 +53
Devereaux Buenett 90-86-93--269 +53
Mike Taylor 118-137-130--385 +169

Winston Salem State University 336-344-361--1,041 +177
Joshua Vogler 77-81-82--240 +24
Lance Holmes 86-88-87--261 +45
Brett Lindquist 84-87-95--266 +50
Joshua Sherrill 89-91-97--277 +61
William Monk 103-88-102--293 +77

St. Augustine’s College 392-382-385--1,159 +295
Keathen Stuart 78-88-80--246 +30
Julius Wells 87-81-90--258 +42
Keyth Wilson 111-99-110--320 +104
Jerome Drumgoole 118-114-105--337 +121
Dennard Marbury 116-136-132--384 +168

Division II Individual Standings
1 Ian Milne Fayetteville State University 73-81-75--229 13
T2 Derek Scott Fayetteville State University 74-79-78--231 15
T2 Rodolfo Gamino Lincoln University 77-78-76--231 15
4 Dan Frost Lincoln University 82-77-76--235 19
5 Galen Aldrich Benedict College 78-84-75--237 21
6 Joshua Vogler Winston Salem State University 77-81-82--240 24
T7 Brian Demby NC Central University 84-78-79-241 25
T7 Brent Snipes Fayetteville State University 81-81-79-241 25
9 Jordan Heath Morehouse College 74-85-83--242 26
10 Keith Ware Lincoln University 85-78-80--243 27
T11 Keathen Stuart St. Augustine's College 78-88-80--246 30
T11 Esquire Ward Morehouse College 84-83-79--246 30
13 Ed Hills Morehouse College 79-84-87--250 34
14 Brandon Smith Fayetteville State University 87-79-85--251 35
15 Aaron Murphy Lincoln University 85-79-88--252 36
16 Matthew Cromer Lincoln University 82-91-80--253 37
17 Dustin McCrary NC Central University 86-83-85--254 38
T18 Timothy Warren Benedict College 84-89-83--256 40
T18 Terry Barber Fayetteville State University 82-94-80--256 40
T20 Julius Wells St. Augustine's College 87-81-90--258 42
T20 Steven Wooten Morehouse College 86-85-87--258 42
22 Mark Clayton NC Central University 88-89-83--260 44
T23 Chris Winters NC Central University 79-91-91--261 45
T23 Lance Holmes Winston Salem State University 86-88-87--261 45
25 Brett Lindquist Winston Salem State University 84-87-95--266 50
T26 Devereaux Buenett Benedict College 90-86-93--269 53
T26 George Shears Benedict College 91-84-94--269 53
28 Joshua Sherrill Winston Salem State University 89-91-97--277 61
29 William Monk Winston Salem State University 103-88-102--293 77
30 Sean Means Morehouse College 102-104-101--307 91
31 Keyth Wilson St. Augustine's College 111-99-110--320 104
32 Jerome Drumgoole St. Augustine's College 118-114-105--337 121
33 Dennard Marbury St. Augustine's College 116-136-132--384 168
34 Mike Taylor Benedict College 118-137-130--385 169
Steve Wright NC Central University 79-NC---NC

NAIA
Johnson & Wales University 284-281-285--850 -14
Brad Valois 70-70-64--204 -12
James Renner 72-67-76--215 -1
John Stoltz 73-70-72--215 -1
David Tobon 71-76-73--220 +4
William Maguire 71-74-77--222 +6

Women’s Division
Bethune-Cookman College 328-316-317--961 +97
Maria Dunne 79-76-79--234 +18
Fern Grimshaw 84-72-83--239 +23
Nikeda Cooks 76-84-83--243 +27
Becky Dowell 89-84-72--245 +29

University of Texas Pan-American 329-334-331--994 +130
Daniela Cortes 83-80-81--244 +28
Nikki Boychuk 81-81-83--245 +29
Stefanie Maynard 82-83-81--246 +30
Melissa Uriegas 84-91-86--261 +45
Bronwyn Sandberg 83-90-91--264 +48

Hampton University 395-381-378--1,154 +290
Briana Elzey 88-86-87--261 +45
Lauren Davis 93-89-100--282 +66
Christina Cheek 113-103-89--305 +89
Aisha Barnes 106-103-104--313 +97
Britney Alford 108-108-102--318 +102

Womenís Individual Standings
1 Maria Dunne Bethune-Cookman College 79-76-79 --234 +18
2 Fern Grimshaw Bethune-Cookman College 84-72-83 --239 +23
3 Nikeda Cooks Bethune-Cookman College 76-84-83 --243 +27
4 Daniela Cortes University of Texas Pan-Am 83-80-81 --244 +28
T5 Nikki Boychuk University of Texas Pan-Am 81-81-83 --245 +29
T5 Becky Dowell Bethune-Cookman College 89-84-72 --245 +29
7 Stefanie Maynard University of Texas Pan-Am 82-83-81 --246 +30
T8 Briana Elzey Hampton University 88-86-87 --261 +45
T8 Melissa Uriegas University of Texas Pan-Am 84-91-86 --261 +45
10 Bronwyn Sandberg University of Texas Pan-Am 83-90-91 --264 +48
11 Lauren Davis Hampton University 93-89-100 --282 +66
12 Christina Cheek Hampton University 113-103-89--305 +89
13 Aisha Barnes Hampton University 106-103-104--313 +97
14 Britney Alford Hampton University 108-108-102--318 +102

Menís Independent Division
1 Rick Stewart New Mexico State University 79-71-74 --224 +8
2 Juan Ronderos Bethune-Cookman College 80-75-74 --229 +13
3 Hae Young Lee New Mexico State University 78-72-79--229 +13
4 Wyatt Warthington Methodist College 80-73-77--230 +14
T5 Reggie Newton Jackson State University 78-79-74 --231 +15
T5 Anthony Romero New Mexico State University 80-75-76 --231 +15
T7 Josue Garza Louisburg College 78-78-77 --233 +17
T7 Doug Smith II University of Kentucky 81-71-81 --233 +17
T9 James Petty Florida A&M Univ. 81-79-77 --237 +21
T9 Mike Chappell Jackson State University 76-80-81 --237 +21
11 Jason Still Florida A&M University 83-75-81 --239 +23
12 Jose Miguel Bautista New Mexico State University 85-82-77 --244 +28
13 Aaron Oliver Community College of Allegheny County 80-84-82--246 +30
14 John Jeffrey Robertson Louisburg College 83-84-82 --249 +33
15 Kalani Britos Virginia State University 88-80-86 --254 +38
16 Omar Whittaker New Mexico State University 82-95-78 --255 +39
17 Benito Gallegos New Mexico State University 89-82-86 --257 +41
18 Steve Hogan II Creighton University 84-87-87 --258 +42
19 Carlton Coggins Edward Waters College 87-88-86 --261 +46
20 William Carter Florida A&M University 98-87-85 --270 +54

Womenís Independent Division
1 Deztany O've Jackson Old Dominion University 97-84-91--272
2 Ryen Williams Alabama A&M University 105-109-115--329
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